Summer Camp blogs

Camp -- Day 5 Beijing 1

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The rain was back again today. Thankfully, it was not heavy rain until later in the afternoon, when it just poured! We are so fortunate to have the Dome to use for sports activities so we don't miss out on the physical games and activities during bad weather.

The evening activity was classroom game night. Our teachers brought a wide variety of games to play. There was everything from Twister to card games. Laughter rang out through the hallways as they competed with great determination.

Thursday, Day 4 at Linyi

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Can't believe it's already four days into the camp! Things have been going smoothly so far. Students also are getting more into the activities and coming out of their shells, although there are still a few who refuse to talk or participate because of shyness. Still a few others have been disruptive and disobedient in class and have made it a little difficult for the teachers. But the teachers are doing great! 

Datong, Wednesday

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Last night our camp activity was for each class to design and create their class flag.  Red class cut out their hand prints using glitter gold fabric with a big RED spelled out with velvet red letters. Yellow class went with a yellow sun rising with the sun's rays pointing upwards, the words "hand in hand" written in Chinese and English and the students hand prints cut out of a yellow design fabric. Green class went with free hand design of everyone's hands using a type of wax thread, titled "Hands united from China to America".

Datong, Tuesday

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Yesterday afternoon activities went great.  I have to give a big shout out to Music and Dance.  They started practicing with the students "You raised me up".  Carol, Kate and Frankye lead them through the song two times with lyrics on the board.  By the third time the students were singing loud and proud.  The expressions on their faces was priceless and as our team heard this echo through the halls, they all had to come see and hear.  Not a dry eye as we processed what He had allowed us to see and hear. All 135+ students will sing at our closing.

Camp--Day 2 Beijing 1

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Our first day of classes went very smoothly and our students  were happy and smiling! We dodged rain showers most of the day as we went from place to place.

Our evening activity Monday night was "Find the American." These students are very competitive and worked hard to complete the information sheets they had about us as they tried to match up a personal fact with the correct American. Twenty students received prizes by completing their list within the time allotment.

We are loving our sweet new friends and look forward to the joy of being with them in the coming days!

Linyi, Day One

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Had a great first day of camp. Each member of the team put forth a lot of energy and effort today. The morning classes were focused mainly around "Getting to Know You" and also gaging the English levels of the students. The students consist of small elementary students who know virtually no English at all to older middle school and high school students who have good English. Some have even attended our summer camps in the past. 

Day One was Fun!

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We are done with day one!


We started our day with breakfast, which was delicious. Our gracious hosts gave us raw fruits and vegetables, milk with oats, and sushi sandwiches! 


Then, we moved to meet the kids for the first time. We were so grateful to have 30 kids attend our first day of camp, which was quite an upgrade from the few we had expected. We were introduced to students like Sudy, Water, Johnny, Betty, and Leo. We also have a rascal named Daniel who we are sure will make camp quite an experience for us!